Lauderdale County Administrator Plans to Resign

By: Staff Reports
By: Staff Reports

Lauderdale County administrator Mike Sumrall has given members of the board of supervisors a letter saying he plans to offer his formal letter of resignation during a board meeting next week.

Sumrall told supervisors Thursday that his last day will either be the end of May or June.

Supervisor Craig Hitt says Sumrall told the five supervisors that they need to find a person who can work with all board members.

It was thought Sumrall offered his resignation back in January, but it was never officially submitted.

Hitt says this change needs to be made as soon as possible to allow the county to move forward.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    What's the hold up on him leaving. I'm sick of him saying that he was leaving and then changes his mind. There are plenty of people looking for a job, he won't be missed.
  • by who's next on Apr 2, 2010 at 07:19 PM
    Mike stated "they need someone who would be able to work with them all ".That's impossible to find someone with such a talent .You would have to be twisted .The majority of the local citizens cant stand any of these supervisors .Maybe the supervisors likes this chos ,so they can spend then feel like they have a innocent right to be ignorant .Maybe it'll be a while before he is replaced so they can spend, spend, and spend .
  • by Janis Location: Philadelphia on Apr 2, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    Seems like it would be an embarrassment to all of Lauderdale county all the bickering that goes on with this board of supervisors..........and then it's put on tv.............looks to me like they need to clean house and put some workable honest people in office..........
  • by Redline Citizen Location: Meridian on Apr 2, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    Please Go! Please Go! I guess you already have a new job line up. All they did by not getting rid of you earlier, was allowed you to find another job.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    Don't forget that Ray has his own history with a conviction.I don't care that it was explunged. It happened but everyone ignores it.As for Mike,it sure seems that he doesn't know if he is coming or going. Just make a decision and move on.
  • by iknowmike Location: meridian on Apr 2, 2010 at 08:21 AM
    Mike isn't worried about having a job lined up he's going back on retirement. Could have in Jan or he can today. Mike was asked by 3 of the supervisors to stay back in Jan after the auditor department paid a visit and demanded the county stop spending money it didn't have. Now that money issue has addressed by the county he's ready to go home.
  • by Jerry Location: Valley Road, Meridian on Apr 2, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    Put your money where your mouth is big boy! Who ever heard of a warning letter prior to the actual resignation? It's an attractive post - get out of the way and let someone else get something done. Either this guy is a quitter or Stacy Pickering is about to blow our bookkeeping wide open. Me thinks the latter.
  • by District 5 Location: Meridian on Apr 2, 2010 at 06:42 AM
    It will not matter who replaces Sumrall. It will always be a 3-2 vote until those 3 supervisors are out and it is difficult to understand why the supervisor that was caught abusing the credit card is still holding office. I was taught that that is refered to as stealing-what an example we have for one of our public officials.
  • by Johnny Location: Meridian on Apr 2, 2010 at 04:40 AM
    Why would you go to the trouble to write a letter saying that you were planning to write a resignation letter??? I think they need to help him pack his stuff and excort him to the door :)
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    And this is shocking news? He wrote an email the night of his first resignation saying he was ready to go. They should have NEVER allowed him to stay. Bottom line-he didn't have another job lined up then so he back pedaled.
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